speedometer needle (but not odometer!) stuck
February 9, 2009 at 12:50 am #2529AtlusParticipant
Hey everybody, the needle on my speedometer of my 2003 gz250 has recently froze and now simple bounces around in the 0-5mph range. This happened around last Tuesday while I was driving to class. Basically when I started getting to around 15-20 mph the needle started twitching a dropping back down to zero. At first it would start up again when I started my bike but the same problem would repeat and now the needle is simply no longer moving. I know the cable is still good since I took it out and it still rotates when I push the bike and both the trip and total odometer seem to be working fine. Any suggestions on what the problem could be and how to fix it? Thanks!!!
-AlexFebruary 9, 2009 at 2:56 am #16369MunchParticipant
possible just the “arm” that the needle pivots on is either stripped on the gear that rotates it …. when you have time take the face of the speedo off and inspect. BE VERY GENTLE.February 10, 2009 at 2:00 am #16392AtlusParticipant
the ODO is going too slow and not recording the right amount of miles (drove about 2 miles, only said about .7)
However I went over to my buddie’s place (mechanic) and he checked both the cable end and the gear box and said they look fine and that its probably something in the speedo itself (stuck gear, etc.)
My question is, is it worth taking it apart and trying to fix it or should I just invest in a 3rd party speedo to replace it? Thanks guys!February 10, 2009 at 3:34 am #16393MunchParticipant
That would depend on affordability, guaranteed accuracy, your mechanical knowledge- or your buddies. What can seem simple could lead to more difficulties. Personally I would check to see if its a possible easy fix. If not then look into replacement.
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